Jimenez leads by one in U.S. Senior Open

Miguel Angel Jimenez handled gusty winds and shot a 1-under 69 on Saturday to grab the lead after the third round of the U.S. Senior Open at Upper Arlington, Ohio.

Despite three bogeys on the windy back nine, Jimenez, a 52-year-old Spaniard, finished as one of just four players under par for the day. He’s at 3-under 207 through 54 holes after starting the day three shots off the lead.

Gene Sauers had an up-and-down day with four birdies and five bogeys, finishing with a 71 to put him in second place. He shot a 68 on Thursday and 69 on Friday.

MAINE HALL: Brian Bickford, Leslie Guenther and Forrest Tyson will be inducted Sept. 8 into the Maine Golf Hall of Fame at the Poland Spring Golf Course.

Bickford, the director of the Val Halla Golf Course since 2004 and coach of the Yarmouth High golf team, has won several NEPGA championships and awards. Bickford is on the board of directors for the NEGPA and the MSGA.

Guenther is the winner of numerous WMSGA and SMWGA championships since 2000. She represented Maine in the 2007 and 2009 USGA team championships.

Tyson died on Christmas Day 1953 after building a resume that included a state amateur title in 1921, the Maine Open title in 1926, five senior championships and the presidency of the MSGA.

PGA: Ryan Moore shot two more rounds of 6-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the John Deere Classic at Silvis, Illinois, finishing at 9:25 p.m. in nearly dark conditions.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Pep Guardiola’s first match in charge of Manchester City ended with an unconvincing 2-1 win over Sunderland, just hours after the new English Premier League season got under way with a shock 2-1 defeat for champion Leicester at Hull.

With $200 million spent on new players and Guardiola arriving from Bayern Munich to manage an already impressive lineup, City is the hot favorite to win the league this season.

MLS: Chris Pontius had a goal and an assist in the second half to help the Philadelphia Union beat the New England Revolution 4-0 at Foxborough, Massachusetts.


NBA: The Oklahoma City Thunder signed forward Domantas Sabonis.

The 6-foot-11, 240-pound Sabonis, from Gonzaga, was the 11th overall pick of the NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic and was traded on draft night to Oklahoma City with guard Victor Oladipo and forward Ersan Ilyasova for forward Serge Ibaka.


XFINITY SERIES: Justin Marks splashed through the rain at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course at Lexington, Ohio, for his first series victory.

Marks, 35, pulled away on a restart with two laps left in the 75-lap race on the 2.085-mile, 13-turn road course, finishing 3.7 seconds ahead of the pole-sitte.r Sam Hornish Jr.

FORMULA ONE: Andrea Iannone earned his second career MotoGP pole position as Italian riders locked the front grid of the Austrian Grand Prix at Spielberg.


ARLINGTON MILLION: Irish-bred Mondialiste won the Grade 1 event at Arlington Heights, Illinois, earning a berth into the Breeders’ Cup when jockey Daniel Tudhope guided the 6-year-old through a three-wide finish to edge Kasaqui by a neck.

Mondialiste, who went off at 4-1, broke from the outside in the 11/4-mile turf race.

– Staff and news report